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East of England Work Placements

Below is a list of all the Finance and Procurement work placements available in the East of England.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please download the application form below.

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Organisation
Role
Location
Contact
More info
Arden & Greater East Midlands CSU (Essex)
Finance Undergraduate Work Placement
BASILDON

Number of Posts: Potentially 2: 1 in each office (Norwich, Norfolk & Basildon, Essex) 


Base Location: 
Office: Phoenix Place
Town: Basildon
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - to ad hoc to customer / training sites

Work Location:
Mix – BAU to be home based with office attendance ad hoc for team meetings / training. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Financial Accounts or Management Accounts Team.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Management Accounting:
  • Working closely with Management / Contract Accountants to ensure a high quality service is provided.
  • Preparing and posting journals to the financial ledger system.
  • Preparing monthly schedules for presentation of data to the Local CCGs, with adherence to strict timetabled deadlines.
  • Assist with answering queries and preparing responses for both the local CCGs and internally.
  1. Validation and Processing of Contract Data:
  • Carry out checks to contract data to ensure that the data provided by the supplier is valid and that invoices due for payment are in agreement with the validated data.
  • Where discrepancies arise contact suppliers to resolve issues.
  • Assist Contract Accountants with preparation of annual contract finance and activity plans.
  1. Invoice Processing
  • Process invoices against source backing data or database ensuring high level of attention to detail.
  1. General Ledger:
  • Reconciling contract balances on a monthly basis.
  • Reconciling control codes, ensuring reconciling items are corrected in a timely manner.
  1. Month end reporting placement:
  • Produce Treasury/Payable /Receivable month end reports for the above as part of the monthly financial pack.
  1. Projects:
  • Assist on agreement of balances with other NHS organisations for debtors and creditors and income and expenditure.
  • Assist in the year end accounts process.
  • Any other ad-hoc projects.
  • Process improvements.

Communication

  • Communicate financial information to finance and non-finance personnel in a simplified form

Key Working Relationships

  • Work with the Management & Financial Accountants  to deliver an efficient financial service
  • Work closely with colleagues from other Finance teams, staff in other departments and colleagues from other organisations, including CCG customers.
  • Liaise with external parties as required
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to NHS Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) & Healthcare System Support - NHS Arden & GEM CSU (ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

Finance sits within Business support, with our teams providing services to our NHS customers who are mainly CCG’s and NHS England.

Arden & Greater East Midlands CSU (Norwich)
Finance Undergraduate Work Placement
NORWICH

Number of Posts: Potentially 2 – 1 in each office (Norwich, Norfolk & Basildon, Essex) 


Base Location: 
Office: Lakeside 400
Town: Norwich
County: Norfolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - to ad hoc to customer / training sites

Work Location: 
Mix – BAU to be home based with office attendance ad hoc for team meetings / training. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Financial Accounts or Management Accounts Team.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Management Accounting:
  • Working closely with Management / Contract Accountants to ensure a high quality service is provided.
  • Preparing and posting journals to the financial ledger system.
  • Preparing monthly schedules for presentation of data to the Local CCGs, with adherence to strict timetabled deadlines.
  • Assist with answering queries and preparing responses for both the local CCGs and internally.
  1. Validation and Processing of Contract Data:
  • Carry out checks to contract data to ensure that the data provided by the supplier is valid and that invoices due for payment are in agreement with the validated data.
  • Where discrepancies arise contact suppliers to resolve issues.
  • Assist Contract Accountants with preparation of annual contract finance and activity plans.
  1. Invoice Processing
  • Process invoices against source backing data or database ensuring high level of attention to detail.
  1. General Ledger:
  • Reconciling contract balances on a monthly basis.
  • Reconciling control codes, ensuring reconciling items are corrected in a timely manner.
  1. Month end reporting placement:
  • Produce Treasury/Payable /Receivable month end reports for the above as part of the monthly financial pack.
  1. Projects:
  • Assist on agreement of balances with other NHS organisations for debtors and creditors and income and expenditure.
  • Assist in the year end accounts process.
  • Any other ad-hoc projects.
  • Process improvements.

Communication

  • Communicate financial information to finance and non-finance personnel in a simplified form

Key Working Relationships

  • Work with the Management & Financial Accountants  to deliver an efficient financial service
  • Work closely with colleagues from other Finance teams, staff in other departments and colleagues from other organisations, including CCG customers.
  • Liaise with external parties as required
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to NHS Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) & Healthcare System Support - NHS Arden & GEM CSU (ardengemcsu.nhs.uk

Finance sits within Business support, with our teams providing services to our NHS customers who are mainly CCG’s and NHS England.

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Assistant Management Accountant
LUTON

Number of Posts: 1 / 2


Base Location: 
Office: Comyns Berkley House, Lewsey Road
Town: Luton
County: Bedfordshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes (occasional) - Bedford Hospital

Work Location: 
Office based


Salary: AfC Band 3 / £20,330


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Management Accounts Team.

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

We are looking for an undergraduate to be part of the team and join us in this exciting time.  This placement provides an excellent opportunity for developing a range of accounting skills and experience, and involves direct contact with budget holders as we support them in the monitoring and management of their budget.

With support from their line manager and other members of the finance team, he/she will be responsible for the production and analysis of monthly statements for their designated service line(s). He/she will help provide financial advice to general managers and other budget holders that will assist them in the preparation of annual budgets and business plans, via regular meetings and ad hoc queries.  He/she will be expected to plan their own work to ensure that given timescales are met. The post-holder will also provide ad hoc support to other members of the finance team as required.

Duties will include:

  • To help produce timely and accurate financial statements for service lines on a monthly basis through the calculation and posting of accruals and prepayments.
  • To support budget holders in managing their financial position such that the Trust is able to achieve its financial targets.  This will include providing complex and sensitive information, and will require skills of negotiation and persuasion.
  • Support management accountants with variance analysis.
  • Deal with queries from budget holders and other member of the finance team.
  • To provide reports of the Directorates financial position to the Management Accountants to allow aggregation of the Trust’s financial position on a timely monthly basis.
  • To analyse financial trends involving many streams of data and forecast financial expenditure.
  • Raise invoices to other organisations for ad hoc/regular services provided.
  • To help prepare annual service line budgets for service planning, supporting budget holders through the budget setting process.
  • To monitor & control budgetary changes throughout the year for relevant service line(s).
  • To act independently and show initiative under the supervision of Management Accountants
  • To provide ad hoc support to Management Accountants, Finance Managers, Director of Finance & other team members as required.
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Finance Undergraduate Placement Student
ST IVES
pspencer1@nhs.net
01480 822075

Number of Posts: 2


Base Location: 
Office:  Unit 7 & 8, Meadow Lane
Town: St Ives
County:  Cambridgeshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Office


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust's vision is to provide high quality care through our excellent people.

Community based health care services are fundamental to the success of an NHS that gives people more choice and control over their health care.

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust is one of the smaller NHS organisations in the region with an expanding portfolio of services across the eastern region. This enables us to provide you with a placement year that will give you greater experiences in more aspects of NHS Finance, allowing you to develop broader skills and understanding.

For the past eleven years our Finance team has successfully guided students through an interesting and rewarding placement year, with many going onto future finance careers after graduating university. Our placement programme is tailored to you and the greater challenge and responsibility you want the more you will be given.

The Finance Graduate Placement Student plays a key role in the delivery of the Trust’s financial services and you will become an expert in your area of responsibility, supporting our wide range of services in delivering NHS care. Our clinical services will look to you to answer queries and suggest improvements to their processes. Your role will cover recurring monthly tasks at the close down of each financial period and will have active input into important year end processes to aid production of the final accounts. Beyond this there will be the opportunity to be involved with focussed projects within the finance team.

On completion of your placement year, you will be able to see the impact you have made and have tangible evidence of tasks and responsibilities to add to your CV for future job applications.

Download the full job description and person specification (PDF 215kb)

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Management Accounts Assistant
NORWICH

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Norwich
City: Norwich
County: Norfolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
As above


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Management Accounts Team.

They will be responsible for supporting the Management Accounts team in their preparation of monthly budget statements and forecast reports, and annual budget setting.

Duties will include data preparation, analysis and investigation, journal posting, and accurate record keeping. Interrogation of the financial ledger and other data systems (for example these could include: Rostering, Staff records and Fleet)

There will also be an opportunity to support the Financial Services team in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processing, and the Charities function.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/ 

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Assistant Management Accountant
COLCHESTER

Number of Posts: 2


Base Location: 
Office: Villa 10 or Remote working
Town: Colchester
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes Dependent on COVID - to Ipswich Hospital

Work Location: 
Hybrid working - likely 1 or 2 days a week in the office maximum 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

They will be responsible for helping to provide monthly management accounts and support budget holders to manage their resources.

Duties will include (responsibility and the range will increase as experience increases).

  • To help prepare monthly management accounts, supported by high quality working papers, for review by the Deputy Finance manager.
  • To help prepare an analysis of monthly management accounts, including budget variance analysis, using the Finance department’s standard approach and format in accordance with the monthly timetable.
  • To help prepare costings for contract variations, or service delivery changes using standard costing methodology under the supervision of the Finance manager or Operational Financial Management Team.
  • To work with the Operational Financial Management Team to understand the monitoring and support in place for the delivery of cost improvement programmes.
  • To meet with individual budget holders to discuss budget performance and help them to identify opportunities to invest more resources wisely if underspent or mitigating actions if overspent.
  • To be part of a group that review current processes with an objective to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

We will use the bitesize short courses as part of their induction

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.esneft.nhs.uk/ 

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Rotating Assistant Accountant
COLCHESTER

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Villa 10 or Remote working
Town: Colchester
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes Dependent on COVID - to Ipswich Hospital

Work Location: 
Hybrid working - likely 1 or 2 days a week in the office maximum 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Operational Financial Management Team.

The post holder will Rotate between Financial Services and Costing and Income Teams.

They will be responsible for supporting the current teams in delivering their monthly tasks.

Duties will include (responsibility and the range will increase as experience increases).

Financial Services

  • Working with the teams that deal with creditors, debtors and cash in order to understand the process of raising invoices, receiving invoices, collecting cash, paying suppliers and reconciliations to both control accounts and bank accounts. Assist with preparation of statutory returns such as VAT and Construction Industry Tax.
  • Work with the capital team on monitoring capital expenditure and producing regular progress reports for management. Assist with the asset verification programme.
  • Work with the charitable funds team monitoring fund raising and expenditure plans. Review expenditure proposals for completeness and assist with monthly reporting to Charitable Funds Committee.

Bi and Income

  • Helping to provide costing information to Clinical Directorates and other hospital departments
  • Assisting in the completion of the National Cost Collection submission carrying out tasks allocated in line with the National Cost Collection Task List
  • Assisting in the collection of clinical activity data not currently held on our main information systems.
  • Uploading activity via established data feeds into the system on a quarterly basis carrying out prescribed data quality checks and investigating any discrepancies
  • Updating values/calculations in basic level cost apportionments including conducting routine meetings with members of other departments within the organisation and update the system accordingly
  • Producing reports and discussing outputs with clinical and operational management teams

Strategic Business Planning

  • Help support the analysis, modelling and business case production that is required for the economic and financial appraisal of major strategic developments.
  • Help support the production of Trust financial plans (annual and longer term); and the reporting of performance against such plans to external regulators (such as NHSE/I).

We will use the bitesize short courses as part of their induction

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.esneft.nhs.uk/

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Finance Assistant
WELWYN GARDEN CITY

Number of Posts: 2


Base Location: 
Office: Tewin Road
Town: Welwyn Garden City
County: Hertfordshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Mixture


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

Job Purpose:
The post holder supports the functions of the Finance Department, including contributing to monthly financial reporting, journal processes, data extraction, budget holder queries and budget setting.

Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The post covers a wide area of financial work within the organisation and involves working with other professionals in the finance department
  • Support budget holder utilisation of the accounts payable system
  • Undertake journal raising within the general ledger, including ensuring appropriate documentation is retained to support the journal
  • Support in the reconciliation of control accounts and other month end and year end procedures

Download the full job description and person specification (DOC 148kb)

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.hct.nhs.uk/

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Finance Officer
HATFIELD

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Trust Head Office
Town: Hatfield
County: Herts
Very close to Hatfield Train Station

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
At the current time guide is 60% office based, 40% home based; could be completely office based if required; cannot be completely home based.


Salary: AfC Band 2


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Financial Services Team.

They will be responsible for assisting with the payment of invoices and the processing of staff expenses.

Duties will include looking into payment queries, processing manual payments, liaising with staff and suppliers through e-mail and phone calls, checking staff vehicle documents, setting up users of the invoicing and expenses system.

The post holder will also be asked to support the Trust’s Incident Command function if it remains in place during 22/23.  This would be on a rostered basis, which will include taking notes or being official loggist (training will be provided).  This will give exposure to other areas of the Trust and senior managers, as well as highly transferable admin skills.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.hpft.nhs.uk

We are accredited with FFF at Level 1, we encourage training & development and placement student will be able to take advantage of this.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Management Accounts Assistant
HATFIELD

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Trust Head Office
Town: Hatfield
County: Herts
Very close to Hatfield Train Station

Requirement to travel to other locations? No


Work Location: 
At the current time guide is 60% office based, 40% home based; could be completely office based if required; cannot be completely home based.


Salary: AfC Band 2


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Management Accounting Team.

They will be responsible for providing support to a team of Management Accountants.

Duties will be dependent on experience and IT skills but will include coding of invoices, carrying out ledger accruals / journal transactions, and basic reconciliations.

The post holder will also be asked to support the Trust’s Incident Command function if it remains in place during 22/23.  This would be on a rostered basis, which will include taking notes or being official loggist (training will be provided).  This will give exposure to other areas of the Trust and senior managers, as well as highly transferable admin skills.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.hpft.nhs.uk

We are accredited with FFF at Level 1, we encourage training & development and placement student will be able to take advantage of this.

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Undergraduate Finance Officer
GORLESTON

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: James Paget University Hospital
Town: Gorleston
County: Norfolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Mixture of home and office working may be required, but mostly office 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will rotate across all 4 of our finance teams. These teams are; financial services, financial management, financial controls and payroll.

Within the financial services team, they will mainly assist with processing purchase invoices for payment whilst within the financial management team, they will be involved in processing journals and producing budget statements, as well as admin tasks for the office that contribute towards providing monthly financial performance data. Whilst working in financial controls they will assist with maintaining the control accounts from a financial accounting perspective, as well as involvement in the asset register and recording of capital items purchased. In payroll they will assist with the admin tasks involved in processing payments as well as processing starters/leavers, and pay amendments as required.

Further Information:
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Accounts Payable Clerk
SOUTHEND
b.butt1@nhs.net
Can be contacted on MS Teams

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Britannia House
Town: Southend
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Mixture of Home and office once a laptop can be sourced working in the office until a laptop is available. We are experiencing difficulties sourcing laptops and there are staff waiting for them currently. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Accounts payable Team.

They will be responsible for:

The role is part of the Accounts Payable Team and involves carrying out various tasks relating to the maintenance of the Accounts Payable ledger, ensuring adherence to approved policies and procedures.

The role involves processing invoices, matching orders to invoices and resolving queries relating to invoices.

The role will involve dealing with suppliers and service line managers and other internal members of staff, therefore well-developed interpersonal and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

The role requires an approachable personality, good attention to detail, good computer skills.

Duties will include:

  • Scan documents ensuring accuracy of the scanned image and register all invoices onto the accounts payable system.
  • Investigate statements, credit notes, discounts etc. identifying and implementing the correct actions to take.
  • Match invoices with orders on the electronic ordering system in accordance with procedures and working practices where auto match has failed investigating what has caused the auto match to fail.
  • Register and input invoices, credit notes and payment requests into the accounts payable system in accordance with approved policies and procedures.
  • Review invoices for payment, ensuring the VAT has been properly identified and reclaimed, the invoice has been correctly coded and authorised and is arithmetically correct.
  • Answering telephone enquiries and assist with supplier queries where possible. When unable to assist obtain information for relevant Accounts Payable Officer to follow on with the query
  • Receive and process manual payment request forms in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Dispatch manual remittance advices to suppliers.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Financial Services Manager to ensure the team continues to operate effectively.
  • Ensure correct authorisation, coding and timely passing of invoices (both purchase order and non-purchase order).
  • Effective communication, negotiating and influencing skills are required to ensure queries are resolved and payments made on a timely basis.
  • Clear outstanding tasks on a timely basis.
  • Organise work priorities to meet timetabled deadlines, specifically working to month end and year end requirements and deadlines.
  • Analyses financial data to identify errors and sorts out problems from a range of options.
  • Responsible for accurate input of information relating to invoices into the Account Payable system.
  • Set up and format spreadsheets to support the reporting of financial data from the accounts payable system.
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.mse.nhs.uk/

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Management Accountant
SOUTHEND ON SEA

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Britannia Park, Comet Way
Town: Southend on Sea
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - Basildon/ Chelmsford/ Southend Hospitals

Work Location: 
Mixture


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £19,232


Role Description:

The role of Management Accountant forms a key part of the Finance team within the Finance Directorate. Reporting to the Finance Manager – FM Reporting, the postholder will assist in the provision of a complete, professional financial service to a range of Directorates, providing timely and accurate financial support and advice through the provision of robust monitoring information.

To support the Finance Business Partner/Deputy Finance Business Partner/Finance Manager in delivering a customer focussed service to the Budget Holders of the highest possible standard and maintaining adherence to the Trust monthly reporting timetable, preparing monthly financial performance reports and forecasts, analysing trends and variances.

The post holder will assist the Finance Business Partner/ Deputy Finance Business Partner/Finance Manager in ensuring the directorates manage their financial position and the Trust fulfils its financial duties.

Download the full job description and person specification (PDF 385kb)

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.mse.nhs.uk

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG
Finance Assistant
MILTON KEYNES

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, (subject to change for ICB)
Town: Milton Keynes
County: Bucks

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes/ ICB base to be confirmed - Bedfordshire / Luton

Work Location: 
Mixture of both home / office


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Financial Reporting Team.

They will be working within a management accounts function responsible for support with month end processes, support to the management accountant for administration and corporate budgets.

Duties will include.

  • Support in processing the monthly payroll feed into the ledger and dealing with any coding errors.
  • Support in updating finance system and process accruals, adjustments and budget changes in Oracle.
  • Support on the corporate services monthly budget position, including analytical review of monthly transactions and preparing reports for managers.
  • Provide support during budget setting and year end.

 Opportunity for engagement across the wider finance function will be considered were possible.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.blmkccg.nhs.uk/

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
Finance Assistant
ELY
louisejinks@nhs.net
03 300 571 030 Ext. 2933

Number of Posts: 2


Base Location: 
Office: Gemini House, Bartholomew’s Walk, Cambridgeshire Business Park, Angel Drove
Town: Ely
County: Cambridgeshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Home worker - the post will be 100% home-working. The post holder will be required to visit the CCG offices at the beginning and end of the contract. It is envisaged that there may need to be a small number of additional visits to the CCG office over the course of the contract.


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

One post holder will be based in the Primary Care Finance Team and the other in the Continuing Care Finance Team.

The post holders will swap roles half way through their contract and so gain experience in both areas.

The Finance Assistant in the Primary Care Team will be responsible for processing claims from GP Practices for reimbursable costs.

Duties will include keeping record of claims received in the PC finance email in-box. Liaising with GP Practice staff with any queries and to ensure relevant information is received to support claims. Keeping up to date accurate records of claims using excel spreadsheets to ensure timely reimbursements are made to GP Practices. There will be analytical work, reporting of expenditure and supporting the monthly reporting process.

The Finance Assistant in the Continuing Care Finance Team will be responsible for monitoring and calculating payments into £9m (pa) of Personal Health budgets, liaising with patients managed account providers to ensure monies are spent appropriately as well as assisting the Continuing Care team to manage payments for all Continuing Care providers, analysing and reporting expenditure and supporting the financial planning process.

The attached job description (DOCX 68kb) was developed for the Continuing Care part of the role but is relevant for both parts.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk

NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG
Finance Assistant
BASILDON

Number of Posts: 8


Base Location: 
Office: Phoenix Court
Town: Basildon
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - Chelmsford, Southend, Thurrock

Work Location: 
Hybrid working – mix of Home and office. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in one of the areas within the Finance Directorate.

Download the indicative JD attached based on the current CCG position (DOCX 68kb) – this will be revised in 2022, but is a good guide.

Further Information:

The 5 Clinical Commissioning Groups in Mid and South Essex will combine to form the new Mid & South Essex Integrated Care Board from April 2022.  The new organisation will be your employer and you will get the opportunity to work as part of the Finance team as the organisation develops and evolves.  The MSE Finance team covers the following functions:

  • Financial Management / Finance Business Partnering
  • Financial Accounts
  • Programme Management Office
  • Finance Projects
  • Financial Planning
  • Purchase of Healthcare

We look forward to working with you in 2022!  Additional information on the Mid and South Essex Health Care Partnership can be seen by clicking the link below and looking in the News section:

Mid and South Essex Sustainability & Transformation Partnership (STP) – Your Care in the Best Place (msehealthandcarepartnership.co.uk)

NHS England - Specialised Commissioning Team (East)
Information Commissioning Analyst Apprentice
CAMBRIDGE

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Victoria House
Town: Fulbourn, Cambridge
County: Cambridgeshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Home working with a few days in the office each month.


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

As an Information Commissioning Analyst Apprentice, the post holder will work as part of a dynamic team in delivering an effective service supporting managers and staff across the Specialised Commissioning team to ensure the provision of comprehensive high quality analyst support.

To deliver an effective and competent level of clerical support and consistently deliver a “client-focused” service which promotes good customer service and effective working relationships.

Download the full Job description and person specification (DOCX 812kb)


Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.england.nhs.uk and www.improvement.nhs.uk

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Finance Assistant
CAMBRIDGE

Number of Posts: 4


Base Location: 
Office: Victoria House
Town: Fulbourn, Cambridge
County: Cambridgeshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly, but limited

Work Location: 
Predominately home working due to COVID but expectation that some office based working will resume. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the East of England regional finance team.

The post holder will provide support to finance teams within the East of England Region, specifically East of England Specialised Services, Direct Commissioning and Operational Finance in all aspects of budgetary management, ensuring the provision of comprehensive high quality financial support.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly providing both financial management support and commissioning finance support as required.

Download the full Job description and person specification (DOC 66kb)

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.england.nhs.uk/

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Finance Assistant
CHELMSFORD

Number of Posts: 4


Base Location: 
Office: Swift House
Town: Chelmsford
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly, but limited

Work Location: 
Predominately home working due to COVID but expectation that some office based working will resume. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the East of England regional finance team.

The post holder will provide support to finance teams within the East of England Region, specifically East of England Specialised Services, Direct Commissioning and Operational Finance in all aspects of budgetary management, ensuring the provision of comprehensive high quality financial support.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly providing both financial management support and commissioning finance support as required.

Download the full Job description and person specification (DOC 65kb)

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.england.nhs.uk/

NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)
Finance Assistant
WELWYN GARDEN CITY

Number of Posts: 4


Base Location: 
Office: Charter House
Town: Welwyn Garden City
County: Hertfordshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? Possibly, but limited

Work Location: 
Predominately home working due to COVID but expectation that some office based working will resume. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the East of England regional finance team.

The post holder will provide support to finance teams within the East of England Region, specifically East of England Specialised Services, Direct Commissioning and Operational Finance in all aspects of budgetary management, ensuring the provision of comprehensive high quality financial support.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly providing both financial management support and commissioning finance support as required.

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Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.england.nhs.uk/

NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG
Finance Assistant
NORWICH

Number of Posts: 1 or potentially 2 


Base Location: 
Office: Lakeside 400, Thorpe St. Andrew, Norwich

Requirement to travel to other locations?
No

Work Location: 
Current working from home is in place for part or all of the working week. Team meetings held in person at least twice a month at Lakeside 400.


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder(s) will be based in the Financial Services and Corporate & Reporting Team (share/duration to be agreed).

Within the Corporate & Reporting team, they will be supporting the financial transactions of both sub-ledgers and the general ledger (invoices, petty cash, credit cards, journals), management and reporting of the running costs, and total CCG wide pay costs of the CCG (which may include some work that supports a business partnering approach on simpler areas with support).  

Within the Financial Services team, they will be supporting Cashflow Forecasting, Working Capital Management and Balance Sheet Reconciliations.

An opportunity to see additional areas such as payroll and specialist areas such as healthcare VAT too may be provided.  Some exposure to CCG wide monthly reporting and assistance with the year-end Accounts and Annual Report preparation may be available towards the end of the period.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to - https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Undergraduate Student Placement
NORWICH

Number of Posts: 2


Base Location: 
Office: 20 Rouen Road
Town: Norwich
County: Norfolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Office based.


Salary: AfC Band 2


Role Description:

The role is based in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust‘s Finance Department where students will have the opportunity to gain experience working alongside our team to understand how NHS finances work.

The post holder will be provided with the opportunity to work across the following areas of the department:

  • Financial Services
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Strategy and Planning

All staff are expected to support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service and to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

The job description is indicative and placement lengths in specific areas may be able to be flexed according to applicants’ interest areas.

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Further Information:

Please see more about working at the trust here: https://teamnnuh.co.uk/

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Undergraduate Finance Trainee
NORWICH

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Hellesdon Hospital
Town: Norwich
County: Norfolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? - Rarely

Work Location: 
Mixture of both home and office working


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Management Accounts or Financial Services Team.

  • To assist in the management accounting and financial reporting of assigned Corporate/Care Groups.
  • To assist in producing budgets, forecasts and regular performance reports in line with the department’s reporting framework and timetable.
  • To assist in the administration of financial controls and systems updates.

To undertake the additional duties and procedures required to complete the annual accounts.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.nsft.nhs.uk

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides inpatient and community-based mental health services in both Norfolk and Suffolk. It is also commissioned to provide in some of its localities, learning disability services, along with other specialist services including medium and low secure services, wellbeing and perinatal (inc. Mother & Baby Unit).

Services include support for a wide range of low level and highly complex mental health and neurodevelopmental conditions, from anxiety and depression, to ADHD and autism, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personality disorders and dementia.

Snapshot of NSFT – stats:

  • NSFT is the 7th largest mental health trust in the UK, covering 3,500 square miles
  • Our Trust provides more than 100 services, in more than 20 locations, and at over 50 sites, as well as in community settings including GP practices, places of education and people’s places of residence such as care homes, places for looked after children, and people’s own homes
  • It has over 450 inpatient beds across Norfolk and Suffolk
  • NSFT employs approximately 4,500 members of staff
  • NSFT has an annual turnover of just over £280 million (2020/21)
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Support Accountant
NORWICH

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Norwich Community Hospital
Town: Norwich
County: Norfolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Mixture of office and home.


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Specialist, System Operations and Children's Team, with the option to work with the financial controls team during their placement.

To assist in the management accounting and financial reporting of assigned Business Units.

To assist in producing budgets, forecasts and regular performance reports in line with the department’s reporting framework and timetable.

To assist in preparation of returns to external bodies as required for review by the Finance Business Partner/Deputy Business Partner.

To prepare internal recharges for the usage of temporary staff and other costs to be shared across Business Units

Duties will include:

  • Calculating and processing transactions into the general ledger;
  • Raise invoices
  • Assist in the production of financial reports
  • Liaise with budget managers

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Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Finance Assistant
PETERBOROUGH

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Peterborough City Hospital
Town: Peterborough
County: Cambs

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - HinchingbrookeHCT , Huntingdon

Work Location: 
Mixture of office and working from home.


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in Financial Management working across the Financial Management, Financial Planning and Costing teams

The roles would suit energetic, hard-working and enthusiastic individuals who are keen to gain a broad range of experience working in NHS Finance. The roles will see the successful candidates combining analytical and interpersonal skills to support a range of stakeholders across the Trust. 

Duties & Responsibilities

The post holders will support the financial management process working within finance, corporate areas and alongside the clinical divisions.  Some of the key tasks will involve detailed variance analysis, month end income and expenditure reconciliation, budget setting and forecast support and participation in budget holder & specialist meetings. 

The roles will also have the opportunity to support a number of projects including contributing to the medium term financial planning process, delivery of the capital expenditure programme and patient-level costing

The roles will provide a varied experience and are a great opportunity for someone looking to progress their skills within finance.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Finance Analyst - Commissioning and Income
HUNTINGDON

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Royal Papworth House
Town: Huntingdon
County: Cambridgeshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes

Other locations: Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  To ensure the applicant experiences the full breadth of working within a finance function at in a highly specialised Acute Trust, periodic travel to the Hospital site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus would be encouraged.

Work Location: 
Hybrid / agile working (likely to be a mixture between office / hospital site, and some home working. Flexibility will be facilitated for the right candidate. 


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Commissioning and Income Team within the Finance Directorate.

The post holder will provide support to the Head of Commissioning and Income and the Finance Business Partner for Patient Income.  Delivering timely and accurate monthly management accounts and budget information.

Duties will include.

  • Calculation and input of month end journals, using accruals and prepayments by agreed deadlines.
  • Variance analysis, trend analysis, and producing monthly financial performance reports based on patient level data / income.
  • Producing a monthly forecast for both activity and income.
  • Central tasks including control account reconciliations.
  • Supporting with the reconciliation / receipting of cash.
  • Analysis of activity and income performance.
  • Resolution of ad-hoc queries.
  • Assisting in the collation / calculation of annual indicative activity plans for NHS commissioned activity.
  • To support the finance business partner, meeting operational / clinical leads on a monthly basis to review income / activity positions, provide financial advice, and gather intelligence required for forecasting purposes.
  • Keep detailed working papers to support the auditing of management accounts as required by internal and external audit and ensure all audit recommendations are met.
  • Supporting the team to establish and maintain relationships with both external and internal stakeholders

The successful candidate will enjoy a dynamic role working closely with colleagues across the Directorate and the wider Trust. We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a team, is consistently positive in their approach, would be comfortable working with colleagues at all levels across the organisation, ability to work well under pressure, and is innovative and solution focused.

The Finance Directorate at Royal Papworth is wide ranging. The Directorate covers the core financial elements of; Management Accounts and Financial Accounts as well as Commissioning and Income, Business Intelligence, and Business / Commercial Services.

The Finance Directorate at Royal Papworth Hospital, is recognised nationally for its commitment to the development and wellbeing of its staff. This has been recognised with three shortlisted nominations at the 2021 HFMA Awards. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a supportive environment within a centre of both clinical and financial excellence.

Further Information:
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Finance Assistant
HARLOW
saba.sadiq@nhs.net
07936 433872

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Kao Park
Town: Harlow
County: Essex

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Hybrid working (a mixture of home and office based) .


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be rotated during the placement in the 3 finance teams.  Set placements will take in financial services, financial management and contracts and income.  There will be one manager that has overall responsibility for the trainee during the placement with assigned team managers

They will be responsible, with support and guidance and appropriate line management, for in the various finance teams

  • Accounts payable – putting invoices on to the system, liaising with colleagues across the Trust to ensure that payments can be made on a timely basis;
  • Accounts receivable – issuing income invoices to other organisations and liaising to ensure payment
  • Cash – reconciliations of bank and the control accounts
  • Contracting and income – reconciliations of the income position on a monthly basis, including posting journals
  • Financial management – posting journals and understanding variances and liaising with colleagues across the Trust
Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to Princess Alexandra Hospital (pah.nhs.uk) 

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Finance Undergraduate Placement Student
WATFORD
lukebonci@nhs.net
01923 436733

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Watford General Hospital
Town: Watford
County: Hertfordshire

Requirement to travel to other locations? Yes - occasional to other hospital sites in Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans

Work Location: 
Mixture.


Salary: AfC Band 2 


Role Description:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is a three-site acute trust covering Watford, St. Albans, and Hemel Hempstead.

The post holder will work for the finance team rotating across the various finance functions including, financial accounts, management accounts, financial planning, contracting, income and costing.

By working across the full spectrum of financial services the Trust provides we aim to underpin the knowledge and understanding already gained during your university study and further develop these skills whilst working in a real environment.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities please see the job description (DOC 396kb) however these would be in line with the day-to-day duties carried out by the respective teams.

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/default.asp

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Finance Undergraduate Trainee
BURY ST EDMUNDS

Number of Posts: 1


Base Location: 
Office: Quince House, West Suffolk Hospital
Town: Bury St Edmunds
County: Suffolk

Requirement to travel to other locations? No

Work Location: 
Mixture.


Salary: AfC Band 2 / £18,546


Role Description:

The post holder will be based in the Finance Team.

They will be responsible for: please see job description and person specification (DOCX 161kb)

Further Information:

To learn more about our organisation, please go to www.wsh.nhs.uk

 

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